- 3 years ago
- Wedding: July 2014
I track all my wedding related expenses on a spreadsheet and there’s a column for costs I’ve paid, my parents have paid and my FI. We are following a very traditional breakdown when it comes to the who pays for what so some of the costs my parents and I have paid will be reimbursed but I had hoped to keep it ALL (not just wedding/reception but WP gifts, apparel/accessories/alterations, hotels, etc.) under $20k. Well, last night I pulled out all the vendor contracts and plugged in the remaining balances along with an estimate for the rentals (linens & mirrors basically) and even with some minor things left to purchase, it’s closing in on $21k. 🙁 I know the security deposit should be refunded and the caterer costs will go down since it was based on our invite count and we didn’t do a B-list but STILL.
In the grand scheme, I think that cost wise it will be lower than most in my area but I honestly thought I could make it! Little deflated now.
I guess it could be worse but after seeing that (I could have made some decisions that would have doubled my costs!), I’m in absolute awe of the bees that have done their weddings in $10k or less.
My hat is off to you, ladies!